Hewitt Creek watershed consist of 23,005 acres, with primary land use being agriculture. The watershed is located in Northeast Iowa outside of Dyersville. The Hewitt Creek Watershed group formed in 2006 when residents were informed of the streams impairment. With funding from Iowa Farm Bureau and the Iowa Water Improvement fund the council gave incentives for practices targeted at improving water quality.
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NEW: Wisconsin’s decade of Discovery Farms
For more information on research at the University of Wisconsin and Extension’s Discovery Farms, see Watershed News.
NEW: USGS monitoring data available for combined Hewitt, North Fork and Bear Creek watershed
The U.S. Geologic Survey now includes information on the Maquoketa River North Fork on its National Water Information System web interface site.